Archive | June 2011

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Uros ,Alpaca and Weaving in Peru

It was in the year 2007  Machu Picchu was  added to the list of wonders of the world.  That year  our family of four went on a tour of Peru and Machu Picchu. Here  I had a chance to see the ‘Alpaca’ wool which was very expensive. The Alpaca is a domesticated species of south […]

Arabian Tiles-Faces of Arabia

Faces of Arabia was a challenge thrown by ‘ Birmingham  quilt festival’  in  the year 2007.  I, as  usual  wanted to create an original piece.  Loaded with my camera ,   I went around Kuwait city looking for inspiration and stumbled in the ‘scientific center’ and the tile lay out inside the center and took […]

Thread Painting

Just finished a workshop  for thread painting.  There was no specific designs or a project achieved in the class but  I had as much fun as the student in trying different possibilities.It was a open workshop with fun and play kind . Took five hours and still I was not as tired as I should […]

Dragon and Ladder _Making the game quilt

-Winner of ‘children’s choice award’- KTAA exhibition 2007. I am always stuck up with the thought of  doing a new idea and  I  have not seen a game quilt  done before and thought that will be interesting.  This is the first game quilt as far as I know.I took  up the age old idea of […]

Peacock Dance

Peacock dance is my first quilt in the machine embroidery section. I did not have much experience with machine embroidery  then and bungled up the embroidery with out using the stabilizer under. It is Dena Crain  who opened my eyes for this little bit of info and also made me re think my color choices […]

Waqanki And The Butterfly-Theme quilt

This  quilt of mine in one of my favorites. It is favorite because of the fond memories it brings back from Peru to  me.I am stuck at theme quilts and this one represents the  theme ‘Harmony In Nature” I planned this quilt while touring in Peru. I was looking for a subject for the theme […]

Fabric Dolls

I have been wanting  to create a few dolls  as it is fun making the clothes. Seen quite  a few of them in my Russia tour. last year there was a puppet show  I watched in India and  The above dolls attracted me a lot. There is easy way of reproducing them. Usually the faces […]